virus do i reinstall xp after a format

  robin-337338 06:44 01 Aug 2008

i believe that i have downloaded a virus loosing icons the run box etc.i could not get my backup disk to reinstall i therefore formatted my hard drive i have a copy of xp but it will not install. win98 will install but will not run.i have tried a new hard drive with the same results .can anyone help

  ^wave^ 08:32 01 Aug 2008

what exactly happens after you installed from the cd

  robin-337338 14:42 01 Aug 2008

i tried to install from the xp disk a message comes across the top of the screen saying that it is checking my hardware then the screen goes blank.can a sata disk make it happen.what if i used an ide drive

  ronalddonald 15:52 01 Aug 2008

When u insert disc are Pressing F12 key and following instructions.

Could you also try to clean the disc itself using a cd disc cleaner and try cleaning the drive with a disc leaner like cd lens cleaner.

  robin-337338 16:13 01 Aug 2008

f12 does nothing.i have cleaned the will load 98 but will only work in safe mode.xp does nothing only the hardware message

  tullie 16:55 01 Aug 2008

Assuming you have changed bios to boot from cd?Reboot then when you get the prompt to boot from cd,press any key.Im not aware of having to press f12 or anything ese.

  robin-337338 23:07 01 Aug 2008

computer boots from cd then hardware message then nothing just a blank screen

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